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Planet Positive offering

Our Planet Positive offering

We offer sustainable value to our customers and have a significant positive impact on the environment and people through our offering – our handprint.

Planet Positive offering

There is enormous demand for environmental efficiency in our industry. By default, the mining industry is energy- and water-intensive. We provide our customers with durable, energy-efficient equipment and services for a long life-cycle.

To increase the size of our ecological handprint, we focuse on the positive impact on the environment and people through further growing our sustainable offering. The Planet Positive portfolio focuses on the most impactful technologies (>100) in the company’s current portfolio, specifically responding to the sustainability requirements of our customers in the aggregates, mining and metals refining industries.

The four focus areas of our sustainable offering and innovations are in energy efficiency and emissions, water efficiency, a leading offering in circularity and safe operations. This is where we can create the most value for our customers. 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

R&D is in a key role in developing our industry towards a more sustainable future. In technology development, we focus on increasing resource efficiency. Our annual target starting in 2021, is that over 90% of our R&D projects has to set a target related to energy, emissions or water.  

“We have a wide Planet Positive offering available for our customers, and with strong R&D focus we continue to strengthen our sustainable offering for Aggregates, Mining and Metals refining industries. We also have high targets for sustainability in our own operations and supply chain. There is a clear demand in our industry for solutions that enable the processing of minerals and metals and aggregates production in a more sustainable manner.”

Piia Karhu, SVP, Business Development at Metso Outotec

 

Focus areas of our handprint

Energy efficiency and emissions

Energy efficiency and emissions

Water efficiency

Water efficiency

Offering in circularity

Offering in circularity

Safe customer operations

Safe customer operations

Energy efficiency and emissions

We have a good offering for energy- and emission-efficient solutions for comminution, beneficiation and refining. Grinding is one of the most energy-intensive stages of minerals processing; better solutions are needed to overcome the challenges of degrading ore and the growing demand for minerals. For aggregate production, we also have energy-efficient crushers and a dual-power offering.


We reduce global CO2 emissions through our customers’ industrial processes. The high energy efficiency of our technologies used by our customers has a significant impact in reducing CO2 emissions. In mineral processing, we offer energy-efficient product options in material transport, size reduction, mineral separation and dewatering.

HRCE

Examples of our offering for Energy efficiency and emissions

 

  • The HRC™e high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) is evolving the industry standard for grinding efficiency. Using innovative flange technology and an anti-skew assembly, the HRC™e HPGR can improve energy efficiency by up to 15%. Read more 
  • Our Flash smelting technology reduces emissions and increases resource efficiency. Read more
  •  Hybrid mobile crushing plants such as Lokotrack® LT120E™ The electrically driven crushers and conveyors enable a highly effective, economical and environmentally-friendly process.
  • Vertimill® is an energy efficient grinding machine with up to a 40% higher energy efficiency. Read more.

Water efficiency

Water efficiency is an increasingly important topic for our customers. Water availability and minimizing water-related risks have become an increasing concern and cost factor for communities and businesses. We have solutions that significantly reduce impacts on the community and the environment.

Innovation is critical to circuit optimization. We have solutions to mitigate water-related environmental, health and safety, and societal risks in customer operations. These include our sustainable tailings solutions & tailings ponds conversion into resources.

Water efficiency

Examples of our offering for water efficiency

 

  • Our Dry tailings plant offers an optimized footprint of tailings storage and minimizes fresh-water intake. Read more
  • Our Paste thickener enables water efficiency by reclaiming water back to the process, which reduces overall costs and waste. Read more

Our offering in circularity

A circular economy means making the most of the scarce resources on our planet and minimizing waste with closed loops, resource efficiency and good product development. Our way of impacting resource scarcity, waste, emissions and energy consumption is by designing recyclable, durable and environmentally efficient equipment that can be serviced. Extending the life cycle of the equipment and optimizing industrial processes enables environmental efficiencies, such as better energy efficiency.

We have many circular business models in place. Industry expectations are constantly growing, and we are actively turning these demands into viable businesses together with our customers. Metso Outotec has solutions for the whole life cycle of minerals processing – enhancing our role in making a big impact.

Offering in circularity

Examples of our offering in circularity

  • Upgrades and modernizations extend the lifetime of the equipment. Upgrades are a great way to get new life out of your equipment, allowing you to achieve modern-day performance which brings numerous benefits. Upgrading components or systems prolong the lifespan of our products and keep them always up-to-date without having to switch the whole equipment. Read more
  • Recycling construction and demolition waste is profitable and environmental way to produce aggregates and reuse valuable materials that would otherwise be disposed. Read more

Safe customer operations

For the fourth focus area of our sustainability offering, we have solutions to mitigate environmental, health and safety, and societal risks in customer operations.  

Metso Outotec's products are designed to meet all the relevant standards, norms and directives in the respective delivery countries. Our products are delivered with the appropriate information and instructions to ensure safe operation, services and maintenance. In addition, we offer a wide range of life cycle services to ensure that all the products in use will continue to meet existing and future requirements throughout their life cycle. Safety of our products is one of the key drivers in our research and development work.

Examples of our offering for safe customer operations

 

  • Our Lokotrack® Urban™ Series mobile jaw crushers are equipped with noise and dust encapsulation features, minimizing the disturbance to people living and working close by.
  • The Metso Outotec Truck Body delivers HSE benefits to truck drivers by reducing vibrations by 97% and noise by 50%. Additionally, environmental benefits include improved operating efficiency, as it weighs 20-30% less than a traditional steel-lined truck body, thereby increasing the payload. The used liners can be recycled, and they have six times more wear life compared to a traditional steel lining.
Safe customer operations